HAILSHAM: Club boosted by police donation

The presentation of the cheque
The presentation of the cheque
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A HAILSHAM youth club has received a £400 handout from Wealden Police.

PCSO Parish Claxton, of the Wealden neighbourhood policing team, presented the cheque to the Young Farmers Youth Club.

The money will be used to help buy a projector, screen and beanbags.

Stuart Towner, chairman of the Town Farm Residents’ Association, said, “We would like to thank PCSO Parish Claxton for his time and effort to ensure that our youth club was successful with our recent application for the £400.”

The youth club currently opens on a Monday night 7pm-9pm, for 13-19 year olds and costs 50p.

Since the club opened officially last October, money raised from the tuck shop and entrance fee has paid for a Nintendo Wii.

The club has a range of activities including a full-sized free pool table, table tennis, card making, cooking, cards and graffiti art.

PCSO Claxton said, “I have visited the youth club on a number of occasions since it opened, and Wealden police like to support any activity that offers this kind of youth activity in the town.

“I am happy that we were able to assist in funding, and increasing the appeal of the youth club.”

The donation comes from the Police Property Act Fund, made up of money received by the police from property confiscated by order of court and then sold if an owner cannot be identified.